Past Meetup

Digital For All: Building For Accessibility - Why and How?

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Cancer Research UK

407 St John St · London

How to find us

Angel Building is a 6 storey metal-and-glass structure at the junction of City Road and Upper Street/St John Street. Entrance is on St John Street. Organisers will be at the reception desk for you to check in and receive your security pass.

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Beside legal obligations like the Equality Act governing all organisations in all forms of accessibility so no one is left disadvantaged, there is extra ethical accountability for nonprofits to serve all their constituents equally online and foster inclusion. Many digital standards, practices and tools exist to ensure that accessibility is thought through from the beginning and not as an add-on so all people are in mind end to end. This is more about using technology, tools and practices to ensure digital accessibility to all.

Complimentary pizza and refreshments will be provided by the event sponsor, Manifesto.

- 18:30 Arrival and networking
- 19:00 Remote presentation with Q&A
- 19:20 Panel Discussion with Q&A (Moderator: Dama Sathianathan)
- 20:00 Lightning talks
- 20:15 Networking
- 21:00 Close

Ingvild Indrebø (Twitter @ingvildindrebo) is a Senior Developer at the video conferencing startup Confrere in Norway. She fell in love with coding after realising code makes it possible for her to to do something good for not just one person at the time - but for everyone that might be using what she built. Before joining Confrere, she worked 4 years at BEKK Consulting, specializing in frontend.

Agz Deberny works as a designer at DXW Digital. She came into the digital landscape from an architectural background, and has been designing and building user-centred digital products and services for over 6 years. Working closely with User Researchers and Developers, Agz uses design thinking, sketching, mapping and coding to help create people-centred interactions and solutions.

Rich Stenning is a UX Designer who’s been contracting at Cancer Research UK for the past year. He works solely on the About Cancer section of the website which provides cancer patient and health information and also runs a gig listing website and judges records for Guinness World Records.

Rachael Jones is a Senior Content Editor at Parkinson’s UK, where she’s responsible for managing content on the charity’s website. Over the past year she’s also led a decentralisation programme aimed at equipping teams across the organisation with the skills to create and optimise their own digital content. She’s passionate about creating user-focused, insight-driven content that’s accessible for everyone, and about effectively using digital content to improve life for people affected by Parkinson’s.

Elinor Burniston is the Digital Supporter Engagement Product Manager at Parkinson’s UK, where she’s responsible for managing and developing the donation and membership platform. Starting her career in ecommerce, she’s managed several different checkouts and donation platforms, with the ultimate aim of improving conversation rates and creating accessible user experience.